Uefa scrap the away goal in its competition as Aleksander Ceferin admitted it will make team be attacking mindful in the competition.
Uefa away goal has been scrapped from the competition and it will be effective in the 2021/22 season.
The away goal rules were established to confirm a winner in the knock out stage where both teams have the same score aggregate.
The team with the highest away goal will qualify for the next round and it has been used in the Uefa Champions and Europa League respectively.
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According to the Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin who admitted that the decision was not unanimous but insist the rule’s fairness was questioned.
“The away goals rule has been an intrinsic part of UEFA competitions since it was introduced in 1965,” Ceferin said.
“However, the question of its abolition has been debated at various UEFA meetings over the last few years.
“Although there was no unanimity of views, many coaches, fans and other football stakeholders have questioned its fairness and have expressed a preference for the rule to be abolished.”
The Uefa president stated that the decision will also make team change the attacking mindset towards games.
“The impact of the rule now runs counter to its original purpose as,” he added, in fact, it now dissuades home teams – especially in first legs – from attacking, because they fear conceding a goal that would give their opponents a crucial advantage.
“There is also criticism of the unfairness, especially in extra time, of obliging the home team to score twice when the away team has scored.
According to the Uefa president he feels the rules was not fair to the home team which reduce their advantage in the competition.
“It is fair to say that home advantage is nowadays no longer as significant as it once was.
“Taking into consideration the consistency across Europe in terms of styles of play, and many different factors which have led to a decline in home advantage.
“The UEFA Executive Committee has taken the correct decision in adopting the view that it is no longer appropriate for an away goal to carry more weight than one scored at home.”